STA 4032, Summer 2008

Probability and Statistics-Engineers


Dr. Hongwei Long, office: SE 268, phone: 297-0810, e-mail: 

Course homepage:


Time and Place:

MWF 1:00-2:05 pm in BU 105.


Office Hours:

MWF 10:30-11:30am in SE 268.

Other times by appointment or just stop by the office.



Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers, 4th Edition, by Douglas C. Montgomery and George C. Runger, ISBN: 0-471-74589-8, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.


Course Description:

This is a first course in probability and statistics for engineers. Topics covered include basic concepts of probability, random variables, discrete and continuous distributions, parameter estimation methods, tests of hypotheses, linear regression, and error analysis.


Course Objectives:

The students will be able to manipulate data, derive statistical distributions, and have the ability to translate to information. Understand central tendency and variability. Be able to perform hypothesis testing and carry out error analysis.


Prerequisites:  MAC 2312 (Calculus II).




Friday, June 13, 1:00-2:05 pm in class. Closed book exam.


Friday, August 1, 1:00-2:05 pm, location: BU 105. Closed book exam.




We will have 5 biweekly quizzes on the scheduled dates 5/28, 6/9, 6/30, 7/14 and 7/28 in class. Each quiz takes up to 20 minutes and is based on homework problems and examples presented in class.



There will be 5 biweekly homework assignments. Assignments should be handed in on the due dates (Fridays: 5/23, 6/6, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25). Late assignments will not be accepted.



Grading will be based on the following weighting:

20% Assignments

10% Quizzes

30% Midterm

40% Final exam 

There will be no make-up midterms. If a student has an acceptable excuse for missing the midterm, the weight of the midterms will be shifted to the final. Make-up final exam will be given only under exceptional circumstance, and written, verifiable excuses must be provided



Grading Scale:

0-49%: F, 50-55%: D-, 56-59%: D, 60-62%: D+, 63-65%: C-, 66-72%: C, 73-76%: C+, 77-79%: B-, 80-85%: B, 86-87%: B+, 88-89%: A-, 90-100%: A.



Students are recommended to consult the undergraduate catalog for statements on incomplete grade, academic integrity, classroom etiquette, and advice for Students with Disabilities (OSD).







Last modified: July 30, 2008